Knitting Standards


SIZING CHARTS


Baby
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/babysize.html

Child/Youth
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/childsize.html

Women
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/womansize.html

Men
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/mansize.html

Head
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/headsize.html

Foot
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/footsize.html

Dolls:
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/tips/doll-sizes.htm


Yarn Standards
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/weight.html


Knitting Abbreviations Master List
Following is a list of knitting abbreviations used by yarn industry designers and publishers. The most commonly used abbreviations are highlighted. In addition, designers and publishers may use special abbreviations in a pattern, which you might not find on this list. Generally, a definition of special abbreviations is given at the beginning of a book or pattern.
AbbreviationDescription AbbreviationDescription
[ ]
work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
 pat(s)
or patt
pattern(s)
( )
work instructions within parentheses in the place directed
 pm
place marker
* *
repeat instructions following the asterisks as directed
 pop
popcorn
*
repeat instructions following the single asterisk as directed
 p2tog
purl 2 stitches together
"
inch(es)
 prev
previous
alt
alternate
 psso
pass slipped stitch over
approx
approximately
 pwise
purlwise
beg
begin/beginning
 rem
remain/remaining
bet
between
 rep
repeat(s)
BO
bind off
 rev St st
reverse stockinette stitch
CA
color A
 RH
right hand
CB
color B
 rnd(s)
round(s)
CC
contrasting color
 RS
right side
cm
centimeter(s)
 sk
skip
cn
cable needle
 skp
slip, knit, pass stitch over—one stitch decreased
CO
cast on
 sk2p
slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together;
2 stitches have been decreased
cont
continue
 sl
slip
dec
decrease/
decreases/
decreasing
 sl1k
slip 1 knitwise
dpn
double pointed needle(s)
 sl1p
slip 1 purlwise
fl
front loop(s)
 sl st
slip stitch(es)
foll
follow/follows/
following
 ss
slip stitch (Canadian)
g
gram
 ssk
slip, slip, knit these 2 stiches together—a decrease
inc
increase/increases/
increasing
 sssk
slip, slip, slip, knit 3 stitches together
k or K
knit
 st(s)
stitch(es)
k2tog
knit 2 stitches together
 St st
stockinette stitch/stocking stitch
kwise
knitwise
 tbl
through back loop
LH
left hand
 tog
together
lp(s)
loop(s)
 WS
wrong side
m
meter(s)
 wyib
with yarn in back
M1
make one stitch
 wyif
with yarn in front
M1 p-st
make one purl stitch
 yd(s)
yard(s)
MC
main color
 yfwd
yarn forward
mm
millimeter(s)
 yo
yarn over
oz
ounce(s)
 yrn
yarn around needle
p or P
purl
 yon
yarn over needle